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Bessel Quartet Performs Jenni’s “Love Songs” At Kronberg Castle, Germany
May 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmeuro15
Margaret Bessel and the Bessel-Quartet, in concert at the Kronberg Castle, Kronberg, Germany, performs the German premier of Jenni Brandon’s Love Songs for Soprano and Oboe I & III. Love Songs are performed by Soprano Margaret Bessel (www.MargarethaBessel.de) and Oboist Kevin Chavez in the Coat of Arms Hall. Jenni’s “Love Songs” share the stage with the music of Schumann, Rossini, Gershwin, and Kern.The texts – translations of Native American words – Tell a story of the Native American woman – a story that she might tell to her child while she rocked the child to sleep. It is a story that can be universally understood, but points to the strength of not only the Native American woman, but to the strength of all women to persevere, to raise children and to keep community strong against all odds. It is a “love song” in that it goes beyond just romantic love, but tells of love for a child and love of the land.
The following is a recording of the performance, at the Kronberg Castle, by Margaret Bessel and Kevin Chavez: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0cLmRHqHKY